Iowa State Men’s Basketball: Season in Review by the Numbers


Mar 24, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Sam Thompson (12) defends Iowa State Cyclones forward Tyrus McGee (25) as he lays the ball in during the third round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena. Ohio State defeats Iowa State 78-75. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Now with the 2012-13 college basketball season in the books, it’s time to reflect on everything from the early tournaments in November to the last stage in Atlanta this past weekend.

The general reaction to the season on the Iowa State Cyclones is a high-powered offense that lived on the perimeter and didn’t have much defense. While ranking 14th in defensive rebounding is nothing to scoff at and shows the team could get some stops, the numbers in large part shows everything we assumed while watching the team this season.

  • 924: 3-point shot attempts this season, which is the most attempts made by any team in the nation (Illinois is 2nd with 873).
  • 346: 3-point shots made this season, which also is the most by any team in the nation (Canisius is 2nd with 313, who also has the best 3-point shooting percentage by a team with over 800 attempts behind the arc).
  • 96-207: Tyrus McGee’s 3-point shots made in comparison to the attempts, which both are highest on the team.
  • 195: Number of assists Korie Lucious had this season, which leads the team by 122 assists.
  • 326: Number of rebounds Melvin Ejim had this season, which leads the team by 87 rebounds.
  • 20: Number of blocks Percy Gibson had in just 375 minutes of play this season.
  • 42.2: Points the Cyclones averaged in the second half of games, which ranks 2nd in the nation.
  • 38.2: Points the Cyclones gave up in the second half to their opponents on average, which ranks 294th in the nation.
  • 72.3: Percent of opponent’s average free throw percentage, which is 312th in the nation.
  • 60.3: Average field goal attempts for the Cyclones, compared to their opponents which averaged just one field goal attempt less.